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Drugs Selena Carri

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Health Class Drug Unit

Health Class Drug Unit

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  • 1.  
  • 2. Lesson 1 The Role Of Medicine
  • 3.
    • Drugs: substances other than food that change the structure or the function of the body or mind.
    • Medicine: drugs that are used to treat or prevent diseases and or other conditions.
    • Antibiotic: medicines that reduce or kill harmful bacteria in the body.
    • Side Effects: any reaction to a medicine other than the one intended.
    • Tolerance: a person’s body becomes used to the effect of a medicine and needs greater amounts of it to be effective.
    • Prescription Medicine: medicines that can be sold only with a written order from a physician .
    • Over-the-Counter Medicines (OTC): medicines that are safe enough to be taken without a written order from a physician.
  • 4.
    • First researchers discover a new drug.
    • Next the researchers conduct animal tests.
    • Then the FDA reviews information and animal test results.
    • After that clinical trials occur on humans.
    • If the drug is found safe and effective, manufacturer applies to FDA for approval.
    • Then the FDA tests the drug.
    • Finally if the FDA approves the drug, the drug becomes available.
    • FDA= The Food and Drug Administration
  • 5.
    • This chart
    • shows the
    • most harmful
    • drugs.
    • A few of them
    • are Heroin,
    • Cocaine, and
    • Barbiturates.
  • 6. You Can: Sniff It Rub It In Inject It Into Your Skin Swallow Like A Pill Drink It If You Mix It With Another Drink
  • 7. Reactions To Mixing Medicines When two or more medicines are taken at the same time reactions may be dangerous or even deadly! Some of the reactions that might occur are: The medicines may have a stronger effect. The medicines combined may have unexpected effects. Also the medicines may cancel out each others expected effects. Narcotics
  • 8. Tips For Using Medicine Do not use OTC for more than ten days without medical supervisions. Do not share prescription medicine. Destroy medications that have passed their expiration date. Keep medicines safely sealed in a childproof container and out of the reach of children. NEVER take medication with alcohol!!! Never take two or more medicines at the same time without your doctors approval
  • 9. Lesson 2 Stimulants and Depressants
  • 10. Lesson 2 Words To Know Stimulants: drugs that speed up the body’s functions. Amphetamines: drugs prescribed to stimulate the central nervous system. Narcotics: prescription medicines that are used to relieve pain.
  • 11.
    • Using a drug without following the directions.
    • Taking more or less of a drug than the doctor ordered.
    • Using a drug prescribed for someone else.
    • Giving your prescription medicine to someone else.
    • Using a drug for longer than a physician advises.
    • Combining medicines.
    • Using a medicine when you do not need it.
    • Using a drug for purposes other than medical treatment.
    • Taking a substance that was not meant to enter the body.
  • 12. Drug Amphetamines Cocaine Crack What it is called and how it is taken Speed, crank, ice, uppers, pep pills, diet pills; swallowed, by needle, inhaled, smoked Coke, snow, toot, blow, lady; inhaled, by needle, smoked Rock, freebase, ready rock, teeth; smoked Stimulants
  • 13. Depressants Kind of Depressant Tranquilizer Barbiturate Hypnotic What it’s called; how it looks; how it’s taken Valium, Librium; tablets or capsules; swallowed Downers, barbs, yellow jackets; red, yellow, blue, or red and blue capsules; swallowed Quaaludes, ludes, sopors; tablets; swallowed
  • 14. Lesson 3 Marijuana and Other Illegal Drugs
  • 15. Hallucinogen: drugs that distort moods, thoughts, and senses. Designer Drugs: drugs that are made from chemicals that resemble illegal substances. Inhalant: substances whose fumes are sniffed and inhaled to give a hallucinogeniclike high.
  • 16. Effects Of Marijuana On The Body
    • Effects:
    • reduces memory, reaction time, and
    • coordination
    • reduces initiative and ambition
    • increases heart rate and appetite, and
    • lowers body temperature
    • damages heart and lungs
    • interferes with normal body development
    • in teens by changing hormone levels
    • may cause psychological dependence
  • 17.
    • PCP: convulsions, heart and lung failure, or broken blood vessels; bizarre or violent behavior; temporary psychosis; false feeling of having super powers
    • LSD: unpredictable behavior; flashbacks; false feeling of having super powers
    • Injectable Drugs: possible HIV infection or hepatitis
  • 18.  
  • 19.
    • Anabolic steroids: synthetic derivatives of testosterone.
    • Detoxification: the physical process of freeing the body of an addictive drug.
  • 20.
    • You will have better concentration and memory.
    • You will have more natural energy.
    • You will be in control of your feelings and actions.
    • You will make better decisions.
    • You will not impair your judgment and do something that you will regret.
    • You will not be breaking the law or causing yourself legal difficulties for years to come.
    • You will be able to focus on improving your talents and enjoying your interests.
    • You will not ruin your mind, body or your future.
    • You will not harm yourself or others as a result of drugs.
    • You will not waste money on drugs.
    • You will not be afraid of possible flashbacks for years to come.
    • You respect yourself too much to take drugs.
  • 21.
    • Support Groups (For Example):
    • Narcotics Anonymous
    • Cocaine Anonymous
    • Nar-Anon
    • Also just talking with a parent, teacher, school counselor, or peer counselor could help.
  • 22.
    • Alternatives:
    • Learn a new sport
    • Join a club
    • Start a physical fitness group
    • Volunteer to help needy people in your community
    • Exercise regularly
    • Get involved in something new that energizes you
  • 23. The End

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